Review – One Minute to Midnight (Black Ops: Automatik #2) by Nico Rosso

July 16, 2016 Review 0

Review – One Minute to Midnight (Black Ops: Automatik #2) by Nico Rosso

Nico Rosso, author of the critically acclaimed Countdown to Zero Hour, returns with Book Two in the Automatik: Black Ops series—a sizzling romantic suspense in which two undercover operators fight to reclaim a small town from the ice-cold grip of gunrunnersHe was her safety.She was his backup. Former navy SEAL Ben Jackson knows that sexy "Mary Long" is nothing but a cover; that beneath the stylish clothes and flirty smile is a stone cold super-soldier no one ever gets close to. Until her kiss hits him like one of her sniper rounds. But Morris Flats is no place for a hookup—menace hums through the town, and the more the two operators keep pushing for answers, the more deadly the current seems to run. For former Special Forces sniper Mary Kuri, flirting with her muscular teammate feels like playing with fire. It's hard to tell where the cover ends and the real feelings begin. What she does know is they can't afford to lose focus. Their mission is to gather evidence, and with the gunrunners watching their every move, a single mistake could prove fatal. It's two against the world, and Ben and Mary are about to discover that not only do the lives of innocent people hang in the balance, but they're also fighting to save the rare connection they've found with each other. This book is approximately 72,000 words

Title: One Minute to Midnight
Author: Nico Rosso
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Heavy Metal Heart , Slam Dance with the Devil , Ménage with the Muse, Countdown to Zero Hour
Series: Black Ops: Automatik
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Countdown to Zero Hour, Seconds to Sunrise
Published by Carina Press
Source: Author
Published: July 18th 2016
Genres: Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 199
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

One Minute to Midnight is the second installment in the Black Ops: Automatik series. After reading the first installment, I just KNEW that I’d be looking for more….and this author doesn’t disappoint!!! Although the choice in characters for the second installment wasn’t what I expected, I was so happy in the end.

Ben Jackson is all hard exterior, “Rico Suave” ladies man tactics, but possesses the biggest teddy bear heart. Ben has worked with Mary “Bolt Action” on different Ops before, but never this close. She’s always the one who opporated from the shadows (never seen, but always getting it done). But this mission is different. Ben and Mary have been sent into Morris Flats to do a little recon before the storm hits. Their covers require them to pitch sales, but when they start pitching and flirting with each other, real feelings start to surface that add a whole new element to the mission.

Mary has always opporated alone. Letting people get close has never been an option since she’s always working, disassociating herself from the task at hand. But the way Ben looks at her, makes her feel and genually understands her, has all of her senses on overdrive. Is Ben just flirting with her as part of the cover or is he really interested? She’s heard of his “extra curricular” activites, so…

Mr. Rosso has a way of pulling you so far in to the story that everything just seems to flow effortlessly. One minute you’re getting to know the characters, the next you’re witnessing some serious sexual tension, but then you’re thrust in to the danger of the mission…without even noticing the change. Smooth as a babies bottom. I really enjoyed the flirting between the two, all while focusing on the mission. The mission itself isn’t a surprise (we’re totally in the loop the whole way), it’s the way it all goes down that has us engulfed in every page. And boy of boy am I already chomping at the bit to get my hands on the next one!!!!

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